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89000700
Triton XV, Lot: 700. Estimate $300.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. Alexander. Tyrant, 369-358 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.51 g, 10h). Laureate head of Ennodia r., wearing triangular pendant drop earring and pearl necklace; in field r., torch; behind neck an uncertain letter or monogram (?) / AΛEΞANΔP from above, r. down and circular, lion’s head r., with open jaws; below, small boar’s head r. See Nomos 4, 1311 for the same rev. symbol and an obv. die from the same hand. VF, darkly toned over slightly rough field surfaces; silver showing under the tone on the high relief areas; rare.